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Surfing

ALSO KNOWN AS:
  • Surf |
  • Wave riding |

Surfing

Surfing is the art of riding breaking waves into shore on a surfboard. When a wave starts to break, a surfer paddles to keep up before the wave curls into a distinctive swell.

The surfer may lie, sit, or stand on their boards to ride to shore. Lessons involve practising your technique on the beach before hitting the surf.

Pros

  • Culture, community and lifestyle
  • Active or relaxed
  • Chase the ultimate wave
  • You only need a board (and some board shorts)

Cons

  • Waves are not always there when you want them
  • Wet and can be cold

Training & Qualifications

The British Surfing Association (BSA) offer training or adults and juniors with recognised certification for 5 skill levels.

No training is required though. You can just learn through trial and error, with advice from some friends or those you meet on the water. Always follow local safety advice and stay safe.

Gear

The choice of surfboard is based on your height, weight, age, where you surf, how often you surf and your ability. When choosing it’s often better to play it long than short.

A wetsuit is required for surfing in the UK which most fit correctly to allow you to stay warm on even the coldest days.

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West Wittering Windsurf Club West Wittering
Chichester, West Sussex
DISTANCE: 60.59 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Kite Surfing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Windsurfing, Surfing, Kiting...
Wight Water Adventure Watersports
5 Rew Close
Ventnor, Isle of Wight
DISTANCE: 79.05 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Kayaking, Sea Kayaking, Dinghy Sailing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Surfing, Bodyboarding,...
Isle of Wight Sea Kayaking
The Sandpipers
Freshwater, Isle of Wight
DISTANCE: 83.69 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Archery, Canoeing, Coasteering, Kayaking, Mountain Boarding, Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboarding,...
Surfsteps
39 Leaphill Road
Bournemouth, Dorset
DISTANCE: 91.33 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Bodyboarding, Surfing...
Surfsteps – Bournemouth Surf School
39 Leaphill Road
Dorset
DISTANCE: 91.33 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Bodyboarding, Surfing...
Jersey Odyssey
Holmfield Avenue La Route des Genets St Brelade
DISTANCE: 94.58 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Banana Boat Rides, Bodyboarding, Skydiving, Surfing, Wakeboarding, Water Skiing, Windsurfing,...
Adventure Care Ltd
Hill Top Cottage Quarnford
Buxton, Derbyshire
DISTANCE: 140.94 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Jet Skiing, Rafting, Go Karting, Orienteering, Caving, Gorge Walking, Hiking, Climbing, Abseiling,...
Quest Adventures
49 New Road
Porthcawl, Mid Glamorgan
DISTANCE: 153.94 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Abseiling, Bushcraft Course, Climbing, Coasteering, Gorge Walking, Hiking, Kayaking, Orienteering,...
Porthcawl Surf
Unit 9 South Cornelly Trading Estate Cornelly
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
DISTANCE: 153.99 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Surfing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Kayaking, Bodyboarding...
Cressys Surf Academy
16 Heol Y Cwrt North Cornelly
Nr Porthcawl, Mid Glamorgan
DISTANCE: 154.04 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Abseiling, Canoeing, Climbing, Coasteering, Gorge Walking, Kayaking, Rafting, River Bugs, Surfing...
Adventures OEC
Adventures ActivityCentre Kenfig
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
DISTANCE: 154.66 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Abseiling, Climbing, Gorge Walking, Kayaking, Laser Quest, Paintball, Quad Racing, Raft Building,...
Gower Surfing Development
PO BOX 83
Swansea, West Glamorgan
DISTANCE: 166.25 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Bodyboarding, Surfing...
Clyne Farm Centre
Westport Avenue Mayals
Swansea, West Glamorgan
DISTANCE: 167.13 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Abseiling, Archery, Bodyboarding, Bushcraft Course, Canoeing, Caving, Climbing, Gorge Walking,...
Fremington Adventure Centre Ltd
EBO Adventure Ltd Fremington Training Camp
Barnstaple, Devon
DISTANCE: 175.61 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Abseiling, Bushcraft Course, Canoeing, Climbing, Coasteering, Kayaking, Kite Surfing, Kiting,...
Point Breaks
Chivenor Business Park
Barnstaple, Devon
DISTANCE: 175.72 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Coasteering, Inflatable Tyre Ride, Kayaking, Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Surfing...

 

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